Located on the Brookline Campus of Boston College, Messina College is the University's ninth school and first two-year residential program. Beginning in the 2024–25 academic year, Messina College will offer 100 first-generation, high financial need students annually an associate's degree program to prepare them to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program or begin their careers. As Boston College undergraduates, Messina College students will have full access to Boston College's facilities and programs.

Recruitment efforts target high schools in the greater Boston, Bridgewater/Brockton, Lawrence/Lowell, Springfield, and Worcester areas in Massachusetts, along with greater Providence in Rhode Island.

Program Overview







As a first-generation college student, I didn’t have people to talk to about applying to college or navigating college life. Serving as dean of Messina College will enable me to provide access and vital support to students who are often facing that same uphill battle. Messina College is grounded in Boston College’s academic excellence, student support, and caring faculty.
Erick Berrelleza, S.J., Founding Dean, Messina College

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Boston College’s 50-acre Brookline Campus offers a dedicated home for Messina College students within the larger University. 

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